On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 03:46:28PM -0500, Robert Shohet wrote:
> I am currently using several WIN XP computers with
> regular connected keyboards and mice. I would like to switch to
> wireless keyboards and wireless mice, but am wondering whether
> or not this will work. How does computer A with wireless mouse
> A, not get confused with computer B and wireless mouse B,
> or computer C / Mouse C, especially if they are all the same
> model made by the same manufacturer?
I have done this and I have had interference between the two wireless
keyboard/mouse systems on the same desk. It could usually be solved
by moving the receiver closer to it's keyboard - but not always. This
setup exists at at an office that I do some tech support for. The
really dumb thing is that there is no reason to have wireless
keyboards/mice since the computers are under and/or on the same desk
and the wires would be a non issue. In fact the receivers are within
6 inches of the keyboards/mice so the 'wireless' gap is pretty small
and the use of them is just silly.
I would not try to use two wireless keyboards in an SO2R setup.
I would just use one computer.
> Does transmitted RF in a multi-radio situation potentially compound the
> situation further? With "wired" keyboard and mice, I use ferrites to
> good effect. What can you use with wireless devices?
I think it might depend on how much RF you have in your shack and on
the frequency or even brand of wireless device you use. I have used
some wireless keyboard in my station and I did not have any RFI issues
that I can recall. I will note that over about three years or so I
did have two wireless keyboards stop working at my station. I do not
know if some nearby RF broke them or if they just died of old age.
These keyboards were being used for a number of years before at an
I have pretty much decided that wireless keyboards/mice are not that
useful in my life. You have to replace battries and the ones I was
using would sometimes loose it's connection to the computer. I first
bought them to run a computer that was across the room and hooked up
to a large monitor - for that they were very useful.
George Fremin III - K5TR
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